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The activities listed here are mostly within about a half hour drive of Cadair View Lodge

Cadair View Lodge accommodation is near to these activities

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Art Galleries + Studios
bulletBeddgelert - Woodcraft Phone 01766 890586
bulletBetws y Coed - Alison Bradley Gallery Phone 01690 710080
bulletCapel Curig - Soul of Snowdonia
bulletCriccieth - Chapel of Art Phone 01766 523570
bulletDolgellau - Oriel y Gader Phone 01341 423360
bulletDolgellau - Celf Aran Arts, Ty Siamas, Eldon Square
bulletLlanelltyd (near Dolgellau) - Sonja Benskin Mesher Phone 01341 423537
bulletPorthmadog - Rob Piercy Gallery Phone 01766 513833
bulletPorthmadog - Bill Swann Glass Phone 01766 770686
bulletPwllheli - Oriel Plas Glyn-Y-Weddw Phone 01758 740763
Bird Watching

See the ospreys at Glaslyn near Porthmadog.  Lots of other wildlife too.  See their website for more information


Visit the RSPB centre at Penmaenpool to watch the wildlife on the Afon Mawddach.  Although the manned visitor centre is now closed there is still a viewpoint which is a great place to watch the wildlife on the estuary.


See what's been spotted recently in Gwynedd by looking at this site.


Sit on the veranda at your cabin and watch the birds.  We try to keep the bird feeders full - but at times it hard work.  In the summer listen for the cuckoos in the woods, watch for buzzards soaring in the late afternoon and all year round there are lots of owls at night.  Recent visitors have seen our nuthatches at the feeders too.

Children's Crafts
bulletSee the Events page for what's on
bulletThe rangers at Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre regularly hold arts and craft workshops during the holidays.  Check out their website to see what's on.  Coed y Brenin is 2 miles from Cadair View Lodge log cabins.
bulletVisit Corris Craft Centre  where several of the workshops encourage guests to make their own items to take home.  This currently includes pottery painting, card making and toiletry making
bullet Here's a list of events that are planned locally which may make you want to visit us.
bulletGwynedd Arts Week takes place at the end of October each year.  There are numerous events throughout the County.  Check our Events page for more information.
bulletBill Swann runs courses in Snowdonia.  Phone 01766 515428/770686 mobile 07748668957 for an appointment to see the work and for details of courses.
bulletVisit Dolgellau Music Club - visit their site to see what's up and coming
bulletMany visitors to Ireland love the lively atmosphere in the bars where musicians gather to spontaneously play local folk music.  In Wales we have Ty Siamas (National Centre for Folk Music in Wales)  Alongside its excellent exhibition there is a concert space and a bar where musicians meet up to play.  See our What's On page for details of concerts, workshops and music events.

Would you like to learn or improve your painting skills?  Local water colour and abstract artists are willing to offer workshops  Contact us for more information


"Hands-on" digital photography workshops and an introduction to Adobe Photoshop/Elements can be provided by  These residential courses are based at our lodges.

bullet Always dreamed of throwing a pot?  There are local craftsperson willing to offer workshops  Contact us for more information
bulletThe area is full of inspiration and scraps!  Bring your glue and scissors or just your collecting bag!
bulletBring your sketch book, pencils and a pack of sandwiches - we'll point you towards the best places where you can sketch all day!
bulletDolgellau - Theatr Fach  In true "little theatre" style the audience is very close to the action which can be a surprise for those more used to visiting the West End.  Very friendly Company and a very popular venue.  Book tickets early
For other activities try
bullet an independent Welsh based search engine for Welsh based web sites. Local links for local people.

Last Minute Wales also have links to various activities

This information has been carefully researched but we cannot accept responsibility for any mistakes or omissions.

Thank you to all of the leaflet writers whose information I have borrowed to promote their ventures.

Too much for one visit?  Come back again soon!

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